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From Bruce Atherton <>
Subject RE: Cygwin, bash and OSTYPE
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2001 04:36:44 GMT
At 01:33 PM 12/5/01 +1100, Tim Vernum wrote:

>It is perfectly valid to test the value of $OSTYPE on all versions
>of /bin/sh.

Sure it is, but if you make that test using a cygwin ash shell, it will 
fail to report that it is in fact running cygwin.

>I don't know what they say, but I strongly suggest using uname.


Anybody got a dime so that I can go buy myself a clue?

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